GAACC partners with Economic Growth Business Incubator (EGBI) and PeopleFund to offer business and office space support to the underserved entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurs who attend and graduate from EGBI's Building Success program, or who are PeopleFund borrowers will be eligible for low cost 6 month leases at GAACC's office cubicles. Businesses incubating here have access to our conference room/training room, WiFi, and copier for regular business use at no additional cost and may choose complimentary membership to GAACC for one year.
Current GAACC members will receive preferential rates to the GAACC's cubicles. Utilization is from 8:30am - 5:00pm unless staff is unavailable. Leases are for 6 month periods, be awarded based availability and need, and may be renewed on a case by case basis. Access to conference room is on a first come, first served basis.
- EGBI graduates & PeopleFund borrowers: $50/month
- GAACC members: $100/month
- Non EGBI/PeopleFund/GAACC: $150/month
To lease a cubicle, complete and return this Policies and Application Form, or contact us at 512-407-8240. Leases will require $30 application fee, background check, references, signed lease agreement, general liability insurance and one month deposit. Decisions by GAACC on lease applications and renewals are final.
EGBI's Building Success Program is 2 months long and meets twice weekly. The program is divided into three different modules:
- BootCamp (week 1) provides an overview of the program as well as an in-depth look at personal budgeting
- TechSteps (weeks 2-3) provides an overview of Microsoft Office to ensure clients have necessary computer skills
- BizSteps (weeks 4-8) assists emerging and existing businesses develop a business plan with financial and marketing strategies
To apply to the EGBI Business Success program, click here.
PeopleFund is a non-profit Community Development Financial Institution that provides financing to deserving but underserved small businesses and non-profits for equipment purchases, permanent working capital term loans, revolving lines of credit, and real estate. With flexible underwriting and no pre-payment penalties, we offer interest rates and terms of up to 60 months (longer in special cases). They also provide small business assistance.
To apply for a PeopleFund loan, click here.